Chief Executive

Published: 6th Jan 2020

Website Council of the Isles of Scilly

An amazing archipelago located off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly offer a landscape and community that are unlike any other.

With your collaborative leadership style, you will lead a dedicated and ambitious council requiring a culture of achievement, accountability and continuous improvement, underpinned by clearly defined plans. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion to make a difference. You will have enormous personal impact, acting as an ambassador and champion for the islands. You will be at the centre of the community promoting the islands’ interests at all levels.  With your experience and people skills, you will develop our partnerships, whilst building trust in the Council with the community, business and beyond.

The ability to be adaptable, influence and inspire is essential. You will support modern ways of working through commercialisation and a business-like approach to support a financially sustainable Council. With a varied background in delivery of a variety/breadth of services, you will be experienced in balancing strategic leadership with operational delivery. You will have extensive public sector knowledge, including an excellent understanding of local government law and finance and a clear view of priorities. You will also ensure that the Council balances the need for innovation with the exceptional natural and cultural context of the islands. If you’re determined to give our islands your best, apply now.

Prepared to consider flexible working arrangements for the right candidate

Find out more at If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Tina Blackwell on 01720 424422.

Closing date, 3 February 2020 at midnight

Please submit completed applications to [email protected] or:
HR Officer, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Town Hall, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration.

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email [email protected] or telephone 0300 1234 105.

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